ST. GEORGE — As part of an international project and in conjunction with Native American Month, the Red Rock Rotary Club of Southern Utah participated in a park renovation project on the Shivwits Reservation.
Beginning in 2014, the club has partnered with the Shivwits Band of Paiute Indians to renovate and maintain a playground on the reservation to benefit tribal youth and help prevent early juvenile diabetes. This has since become a regular work project.
On Nov. 7, more than 30 people from the Red Rock Rotary, as well as students and staff from Dixie State University and the Shivwits band, worked together for several hours to clear weeds and brush from the playground. A long-term goal is to add a shade shelter over the playground to make it more usable in the hot summer months.
This will be an ongoing project and partnership with the Shivwits Band. As the club determines the design and cost of the shade shelter, there will be opportunities to make tax-free donations to the Red Rock Rotary Club Foundation to help make the shade shelter a reality.
About Red Rock Rotary
The Red Rock Rotary was founded in 2003 and is part of Rotary District 5420, which covers all of Utah. Club membership is comprised of community and business leaders, currently with 30 members, whose primary emphasis is to serve the youth of Washington County.
Signature projects include providing every third-grade student in Washington County with their own dictionary; working with Operation School Bell to help give out a brand-new coat, new clothes and underclothes to those children in need in the community; and coordinating parking at the Washington County Fair.
Rotary members believe in “Service Above Self.”